Watching baseball still ranks right above watching paint dry and getting waterboarded on the list of things I enjoy doing with my free time, but I must admit, I’m a big fan of Red Sox centerfielder Mookie Betts after last night’s error.
Betts got his glove on a ball struck by Jose Abreu, then hurdled the wall and dropped the ball, resulting in a two-run homer. It’s the type of play that brings some life back to the sport and one I would like to see more often. 99 percent of baseball highlights look the same to me, but this one falls in that one percent, which is why I’m giving it some love this morning.
See for yourself…
Okay. That’s enough baseball for the month.
Kobe Smith to decide today.
Three-star defensive tackle Kobe Smith will decide between Kentucky, Miami and NC State tonight. The former NC State commit is expected to pick the Wildcats, so buckle up for yet another Yahtzee for the UK football program.
The nation’s 44th ranked defensive tackle, Smith committed to NC State back in May and then decommitted while at a Kentucky football camp earlier this month. He will become Mark Stoops’ 21st commitment in the 2016 class before the day is over.
The dice are so hot right now.
Kentucky’s 2017 class is ranked 9th in the country.
After scoring four commits in the span of 24 hours, the 2017 class is ranked in the top 10 nationally. Half of the country’s last six commitments from the class were to the University of Kentucky:
Again, those dice are hot right now. Marrow has the hot hand.
Triple #Yahtzee And we are still rolling.
— CoachMarrowUK (@vincemarrow) July 28, 2015
Kash Daniel will graduate high school early and enroll at UK.
Big news from one of UK’s biggest 2016 commits: Kash Daniel announced last night he will graduate from Paintsville early so he can be on campus in Lexington in January. Early enrollees get a huge head start on their fellow freshmen by participating in spring ball, so this is exciting news for a player with high expectations.
Three-star linebacker Brock Miller will announce Thursday.
Will we see SIX Yahtzees this week???? Miller is down to Cal, Kentucky, NC State, Virginia and Virginia Tech, although Kentucky and Virginia Tech stand out among the rest.
Miller is the No. 77 outside linebacker in the class.
Need Kent Bulle to go low in the Kentucky Open today.
I walked with Kent on the hottest day in the history of humanity at the Kentucky Open yesterday and he played pretty well, but can do much better. He tees off at 1:55 pm today and I’ve got him at about a 65 for today’s round. If he can go low, we’re going to be getting rowdy tomorrow afternoon in the final round as he goes for the trophy. Lessssggggoooooooo.
A few spot remaining in next week’s Big Brothers Big Sisters golf scramble.
Speaking of golf, you still have time to sign up to lose to my team in next Thursday’s Big Brothers Big Sisters golf scramble out at Keene Run. There are about 30 of 40 teams registered so you can still get in there if you hurry.
Saul Good will provide lunch at the Golf ‘Fore’ Kids scramble, plus beer all day, hole prizes, a cocktail reception, silent auction, live music and an awards ceremony where you can pick up your second place trophy. Get signed up here.
KSR is in Benton today.
See you in a couple hours, Kennedy’s Fan Shop!